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Kathleen Russ

Kathleen has been a partner in the Tax department since 2001. She specialises in private equity transactions and is individually recommended by Chambers and PLC as one of the City's leading tax practitioners.

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Head of Tax:
Kathleen Russ

Private Equity

With a peerless offering in UK private equity transactions, our tax team has extensive experience on the full range of private equity deals.

We regularly lead the Travers Smith team with a mandate from our clients to structure and implement the transactions.

We are also frequently first choice advisers for management teams when seeking independent counsel on buy-outs.

“The group is best known for its private equity practice, which entrepreneurs compliment on its 'innovation, great commerciality and premium quality'.”

Chambers UK

We have recently advised:

  • Bridgepoint on its £955m sale of Pets at Home to Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
  • the management of Marken on its new equity arrangements with Apax Partners LLP
  • Exponent on the £150m MBO of Ambassador Theatre Group and Live Nation Venues
  • Lyceum Capital Partners LLP on the £22.1m MBO of McKinnon & Clarke Limited
  • management on Advent International´s £190m acquisition of pension trust Xafinity from Duke Street Capital
  • management on the sale of British Car Auctions to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice from Montagu Private Equity
  • 3i on the partition of the NCP parking business and sale of the off-street part of that business
  • Phoenix Equity Partners and management on the £73m sale of Nationwide Autos to Halfords

For more information on our Private Equity group, please click here.

“'Kathleen Russ always understands the business connotations of a deal and the wider commercial world clients operate in', according to the impressed interviewees.”

Chambers UK